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Dimension 4100 keeps requesting PCI System Management driver

I've got about 7 Dell dimension 4100 pcs that I am reformatting and reloading the operating system. I don't have Win98 disks, but have the recovery CD and Resource CD for these computers. The recovery CD allows you to reformat and reload the Win98 OS. This fine excep that there is one driver that the computers keep trying to load when windows cranks up. The PCI System Management Bus.  Now one would have thought that installing the Chipset utilitity from the resource CD would fix this problem, but it hasn't. I have also gone to intel's website and download the 815 chipset installation utility and about other programs. None will resolve this problem.  It would be great if the add hardware wizard would just tell me the name of the file its looking for so that I could search for it on the internet and then download and point to it, but that would be too simple.
Does anyone have any ideas to offer?
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BillDLCommented:
Because of the "PCI SMBus" reference, that this is most likely to do with the PCI Busmastering capability of the i810, 815, 820, and some of the motherboard chipsets just after that.  The proper files to provide this Busmastering should have been installed by the chipset drivers.

I am not sure if you are aware of this, but there is an update for the Intel chipsets referred to as the Intel Application Accelerator which DOES make a difference.  This driver package updates a lot of the busmastering and DMA drivers to make the system run perceivably faster.

Do I need the IntelĀ® Application Accelerator?
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009293.htm
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009312.htm

Download Page:
http://tinyurl.com/2bm26r
Readme:
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/4857/ENG/readme.txt
Release Notes:
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/4857/ENG/Release_23.htm
Direct Download Link (version 2.3 11/13/2002 English):
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/4857/eng/iaa23_enu.exe

It might be the "Ultra ATA Storage Driver" from the list within blue_zee's linked page is what your system is looking for (assuming the recovery CD installs Win98se rather than just Win98):
http://tinyurl.com/yntrj3
http://ftp.us.dell.com/ide/Z0108T13.EXE
You install this AFTER installing the chipset drivers.

I am not sure if the Intel Application Accelerator would make this package unnecessary.

I don't know what your recovery and resource CD layout is like, compared to other ones I have seen, but there is usually a "Bill Of Materials" file "BOM.*" or "*.BOM" in the root of the CD or in the root of one of the master folders, and this lists the names of the folders on the CD from which the different drivers or applications are sourced.  If the package in that folder shows with some unknown file extension, then copying it out to a hard drive folder and renaming it as a *.zip or *.cab file sometimes allows you to unpack the contents for use as a setup package of file source from the hard drive.
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BillDLCommented:
Does the recovery CD have a standard layout of *.CAB files in a "win98" folder?

If so, perhaps the easiest way of reinstalling to those 7 computers would probably be to create a folder containing all the source files and OEM-specific drivers and run setup from DOS using an msbatch.inf file which can be written to install driver packages during setup and is semi-automated with no or virtually no user input required.
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dhsindy SparrowRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
I had a problem on my XP system where it keep getting a PCI controller error and the yellow symbol with the exclaimation point on Other devices in Device Manager.  It turned out I had forgotten I put a PCI modem in it and when I reinstalled Windows it could not find the driver.  It also stopped the printer from working.  So, I would suggest checking for hardware that may have been added and the drivers are not on you CD's
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Mach1proAuthor Commented:
none of this seems to be working. Is there anyway to know what file it is that the install wizard is looking for?
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blue_zeeCommented:
Have you tried unzipping or unpacking the drivers package to a CD and point the installation wizard to that CD?

Note: it's me wild guessing, because I haven't downloaded them to check if they can be unzipped.

Zee
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Mach1proAuthor Commented:
Nice thought blue zee and I tried that. Over 100MB unzipped. Of course I may still have missed it because a lot of the unpacked files could have had the same name and got overwritten.  Anymore ideas anyone?
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blue_zeeCommented:
Can't you read the name of the file the wizard is looking for?
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Mach1proAuthor Commented:
I downloaded the Chipset driver, but can't remember which link I used because I dowloaded so many drivers. One thing I had to do was as soon as Windows was installed and loaded, was to install the Chipset driver first and then restart the pc before loading any of the other PCI drivers.
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blue_zeeCommented:
Great news.

And thank you.

Zee
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BillDLCommented:
Thank you Mach1pro
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